China-backed solar projects to be completed by April

29 solar power projects now being implemented by the Chinese in Myanmar will be completed in April. The solar power projects are expected to generate more than 1000-megawatts of electricity when complete and be able to distribute power to the national grid, said U Zaw Moe Win, senior engineer at state-owned Electric Power Generation Enterprise. […]

Myanmar’s Energy Prospects, Emergency Tenders and Renewables

Katie Patterson of Myanmar Energy Monitor talks to The Myanmar Times about the impact of Myanmar’s electricity tariff hikes, next year’s blackout risks, the potential of renewables and the sector’s investment prospects The Myanmar government has put in place the National Electrification Plan to achieve 100 percent electrification by 2030, but implementation is behind schedule, […]

Electricity subsidy is wrong, Pun tells minister

Business leader Serge Pun weighed into the debate on the country’s energy tariff reforms at the Myanmar Global Investment Forum in Nay Pyi Taw on September 11, calling the electricity subsidy “wrong” and saying that the authorities are not pushing reforms due to “political sensitivity.” “I think it [subsidising electricity] has always been a wrong […]